The 126th Canton Fair is being held in three phases from October 15th to November 4th at the Canton Fair Complex. The fair continues to enhance internationalization, forge a comprehensive and open platform, and promote high-quality development.
The fair’s total exhibition area is 1.185 million square meters, with 60,676 booths and 25,000 domestic and overseas exhibitors. There are 51 exhibition areas for export, with 59,678 booths, including 12,125 brand booths and 47,553 ordinary booths.
The import exhibitions of the fair will be held in the first and third phrases, with 998 booths, 642 high-quality overseas enterprises from 38 countries and regions participating in the exhibition, and 11 national and regional exhibitor delegations.
On the basis of the current 16 major categories of exhibiting products, 51 exhibition areas have been reorganized to 19 professional sections according to the product functionality and industry relevance. Some leading brands in the industry will be in three exhibition areas, including building and decorative materials, men and women's clothing, and children’s wear. More than 160 new energy enterprises and pet supplies enterprises will take part in the fair.
The fair has organized promotion events in 15 countries and regions, covering key markets in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America, and held 19 video investment promotions in 17 countries and regions around the world focusing on the ones along the B&R. It has signed cooperative agreements with 128 organizations from 72 countries and regions.
During the fair, about 20 theme forums will be held, covering various areas such as RMB exchange rate, international trade friction, trade risk control, purchase and supply docking, and trends. The Canton Fair Design Awards (CF Awards) will also be held during the fair. A total of 1458 products from 732 enterprises participated in the evaluation earlier this year, and 106 products from 74 enterprises won the Best of the Best, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. An awards ceremony will be held and a boutique exhibition hall will be set up for award-winning enterprises to promote their new products.
The fair has organized various activities for presentation, industry promotion and trade docking for more than 40 provinces and cities (regions). The fair also features seven regional industrial clusters and 39 national foreign trade transformation and upgrade bases and industrial bases.
The fair will continue to set up a special exhibition with 228 booths for poverty-stricken areas to display food, medicines and healthcare products, and medical apparatus.
Author: Emma Lam
Editors: Wing, Monica, Chris